Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (663)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

663. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if concerns and-or issues were raised regarding the ground works and-or rising walls construction phase of a project (details supplied) in respect of quarterly meetings held between Wicklow County Council and his Department in 2019; the timeline in respect of the completion date and delivery of project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51243/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

My Department engages with all local authorities on a regular basis, including Wicklow County Council, regarding the delivery of social housing. This includes structured quarterly meetings to review progress on projects.

In the case of the project for which details are provided, my Department gave funding approval in 2018 and it is a matter for Wicklow County Council to manage the construction contract with their design team. The project was discussed at the most recent quarterly technical meeting between the Council and my Department, in terms of the overall progress of the project. I understand from Wicklow County Council that the construction commenced in October 2019 and is expected to take around 12 months for completion.